Why is At-Home Professional Lice Treatment a Better Option than Salon Lice Treatment?

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Here are five major reasons why LiceDoctors makes house calls rather than treating clients in a salon setting:

  1. Convenience—Let’s be honest. Is there a more demanding job than being a parent? Whether you work outside the home or are an at-home parent, there are a million demands on your time. When your child gets says head lice, that can really tip the balance from relative sanity to chaos. That is why your technician makes the treatment as convenient as possible for you by coming right to your home. That is one fewer place to which you have to drive your child(ren).

  2. Flexibility—Your tech comes to you at a time you designate, which may be late at night or early in the morning, on a week day or a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday. We don’t operate on store/salon hours because neither do head lice. You need us, we come. Also, when child one is finished, he or she can carry on with activities rather than waiting at a salon for Mom or child 2 to be checked and or treated.

  3. Privacy—Thankfully, as so many kids today get head lice, the stigma has lessened. Nonetheless, many people want to keep their lice news to themselves. House calls (all our cars are unmarked) allow you to decide whom you want to tell and when. In other words, it eliminates the risk of bumping into your nosy neighbor as you are entering the lice salon.

  4. Pricing—LiceDoctors’ pricing is generally a lot less than salons. Our overhead is lower and we pass that savings on to you. While a salon may charge $150 or more per person ($600+ for a family of 4), our pricing for 4 people averages less than $375 (including travel). After all, we don't have to pay for rent, heat, and idle employees like a salon does.

  5. Less Risky—Any time you are around people who have lice, there is a risk that you can get it. When you bring a sibling or yourself to a lice salon to be checked, you are adding another point of exposure. You know that child one has lice, but you are not sure about yourself or child two. Let us come to you to check, rather than your walking into a salon where an infested family may have just sat on the chair on which you park yourself.

It is important to note that head lice will not go away by themselves. They require treatment which involves physically removing the nits from the hair and killing the lice. Chemical treatments are often not effective in killing the lice and they certainly do nothing to the nits. If you encounter a case of head lice call LiceDoctors today and we will help you out. We guarantee it and 400,000 satisfied clients back us up! Make an appointment or ask a question at 206-316-8637 .